Thursday, 30 May 2013

Welcome to the South Downs

So Welcome, this has been a long time coming, Being born and bred on these beautiful "blunt, bow-headed, whale-backed Downs" as Rudyard Kipling in his poem Sussex in 1902 wrote, they have always been in my mind. The Downs are full of history in every sense from the ancient chalk figure of the Long Man of Wilmington, a towering 236ft chalk man carved into the downs, to the the smugglers of the villages that wrecked ships of Beachy Head. They will captivate your soul as you stand on top of them with the wind blowing the Spirit of the Downs over you. Working for many years as a shepherd over these hills cemented my love and understanding of them. Now as an explorer and adventure racer, these downs provide a truly wonderful area for Walking, Hiking, Running and Mountain Biking. A place that what ever you chosen passion maybe, you can ensure the South Downs will not let you down .

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